What is GDPR?
This refers to the General Data Protection Regulation, EU legislation that becomes law in all member states on 25 May 2018. Following Brexit, UK Data Protection legislation will replace GDPR requirements and provide exactly the same legal protection in England and Wales.
The GDPR legislation is designed to ‘harmonise’ data privacy laws across Europe, as well as give greater protection and rights to individuals. Within the GDPR there are some new implications for all businesses and public bodies that handle personal information. In essence, it is about protecting personal data and how it is used. It gives individuals greater control and say over how their personal data is used.
GDPR defines personal data as: Any information relating to an identified or identifiable living individual (known as a Data Subject).
An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as name, an ID number, location data, an online identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of a natural person. Requesting access to your personal data
Under data protection legislation, parents have the right to request access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your personal information, please submit your request, using the Subject Access Request (SAR) form below, and email/forward to:
WeST Data Officer (Suzie Winter) or
Wembury Primary Data Controller (Sam Wilkinson and Linda Aldridge)
For further information, please access our WeST website here.